Passengers On Trains
Passengers on Trains, released on CD only in Japan in 1995 is Anthonys first solo album (if you count Hits From 3000 Years Ago as a Squire album!). Like Get Smart, the album opener, 'Passengers On Trains' makes a sly reference to the kaleidoscope of mod cultural influences, before embarking on its own journey.
In contrast to Get Smart, the production is more simple, incorporating guitar, piano and harmonica to add some colour to arrangements recorded in a smaller studio that gives the songs a more intimate sound. On release, album reviews described the album as neo-folk pop and compared the sound to Nick Drake and Donovan, yet including all the hallmarks of Squire. The lyrics inspired by overheard conversations from fellow travellers weave an exotic tapestry of characters, addressing solutions, alternatives, and experiences.